James Montier resource page with a huge collection of articles and Prior to that , he was the co-Head of Global Strategy at Société Générale and has been the. James Montier, GMO. James is a member of GMO’s Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in , he was co-head of Global Strategy at Société Générale. I met James Montier at a value investment seminar in Italy in Montier ride again motions James Montier leaving Societe Generale to.

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He explores the possibility that all the government rescue packages initiated in have the possibility to again inflate a substantial bubble. At the Value Investing Congress incopies of the book were handed out to all partcipants. If nothing fit the criteria for investing, then cash was the default option.

On his website he reveals what more than 20 years of equity investment have taught him — sometimes at considerable cost. Lessons from behavioural finance and for corporate governancewrote at the end of January James Montier says even though it is tempting to believe bad behaviour is the result of a few rotten individuals. Montier is the author of four market-leading books: Pirates, Spies and Short Sellers.

We had long discussions later the day and into the soceite on value investing and investment strategy. James Montier presents even more evidence that humans cannot forecast and why you should avoid listening to anyone who says he can as well as avoid it yourself.

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It creeps into almost every discussion on finance. James wrote that fifteen stocks in the U. These results speak directly to the ability of investors to exit the market before the mass exodus. He also gives a few short ideas from his shorting screen.

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In this paper James explores the evolutionary basis of each of these roots. Its a great summary of a lot of his previous monhier in a presentation format, summarised in bullet points and graphs.

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He argues that investors focusing on sectors rather than stocks are barking up the wrong tree. The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: James Montier, in his usual style puts himself against the common societee saying that the then societr consensus portfolio bets to him seemed to be small cap and low quality however large cap, high quality looks like the better bet to him.

He gave me permission to post on Value Walk. Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment.

He found, unsurprisingly, that only a very small minority shows the required level of strategic thinking to beat the gun.

It makes no sense to forecast, the importance of a margin of safety, avoid trying to time the market and buy cheap insurance.

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Unfortunately James decreased his writings since taking a position with the asset manager GMO in Tim du Toit is editor and founder of Eurosharelab. He points out that this is why they are all overoptimistic and how you can avoid falling into the same trap. The problems experienced by the quant funds in August may help highlight some of these issues.

The Evolutionary Foundations of Heuristics and Biases James Montier in December writes that a catalogue of biases that cognitive psychologists have built up over the last three decades seem to have stem from one of three roots — self-deception, heuristic simplification including affectand social interaction. The answer in general is no but they can be improved by learning to look for evidence that disagrees with us, and seek to disprove our ideas, rather than illustrate them with supportive evidence.


We respect your privacy no spam ever. And them he goes on to systematically take the model apart with real life examples and evidence. If you have any interest at all in short selling this is an article for you.

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How right he was. He also touches on the propensity for commentators to continually proclaim the end of the problem and a resumption of business as usual.

The essence of investment was to seek out value; to buy what was cheap with a margin of omntier. James was kind enough to put me on his distribution list and I really looked forward to each of his articles as they always taught me something. The Advent of A Cynical Bubble James Montier explores the nature and underlying psychology of four different kinds of bubbles. Value plus quality seems to make sense. We evolved in a very different environment, and it is that ancestral evolutionary environment that governs the way in which we think and feel.